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“Lovely view”
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The Dockside Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely view”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We loved our recent stay. We were in spacious room 34 which had a beautiful view of the harbor. It was relatively quiet. We were here during October so the dock bars were fairly quiet. We did have a neighbor who came in late and we heard them quite well. The room was immaculate and the service was excellent. The snack room was great!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

The Dockside Inn is just wonderful. While its rooms are a bit small, the welcoming staff, their will please attitude and the many amenities made for a lovely stay. The rooms were nicely appointed and the rates very reasonable. Couldn't beat the location!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Scituate MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We recently spent a weekend at The Dockside Inn with friends. We loved the location,right across from the docks with lots of restaurants, bars, boats, and people watching. It is a convenient location to walk to all the shops and restaurants in Oak Bluffs. The hotel staff is warm and welcoming. The hotel isn't fancy but is clean and well run in a great spot.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor have the best peeks at the ocean on either side.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Pinehurst, NC
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a lovely Inn!!! Only negative is not handicap accesible. Nice little breakfast area/lounge in back. GREAT downtown location. Staff very courteous and supply "list" of things to do. Walk to beach. Oldest carousel around corner and many restaurants closeby.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this delightful hotel on the waterfront. Very well appointed and a comfortable bed and pillows. They provide complimentary breakfast, but adding toast and cereals would be a nice touch.

Room Tip: We had a water front view and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the boat activity any ti...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Caleb_Caldwell, Owner at The Dockside Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
We really value this guest's comments and we're glad that they found so many things to appreciate about the Dockside Inn; 5 full circles on all 6 categories! It doesn't get better than that. We would like to add just a note of clarification to this review, however. We have a large and very sunny lounging room that we refer to as The Solarium that is always stocked with lots of free goodies: two Keurig coffee machines, apples, bananas, oranges, granola bars, chips, pretzels, ice cream sandwiches and popsicles, yogurt, oatmeal, and a free gumball and malted milk ball machine. And yes, we put out some cut up pastries in the morning. However, we never advertise this as "breakfast" nor "continental breakfast" and we take pains to never call ourselves a "Bed and Breakfast", We know that some guests arrive unaware that we do not offer breakfast, and fortunately for us we many restaurants, including three terrific breakfast restaurants, within a block or two of the Dockside Inn.
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Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The service was excellent and the location was extremely convenient. We took the 10:30AM ferry from Falmouth, and left our car on the main land. The ferry docked just a few hundred yards from the Inn. We were able to leave our bags at the Inn and explore the city even though check-in time was not until mid-afternoon. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They gave us several great dining recommendations, all of which we very good. They have free snacks, but their free breakfast was less we were looking for, so we went to Linda Jean's both mornings. There is an outdoor hot tub in the rear and one evening there were some extremely loud talking guests that were a bit annoying, but the tub closes at 10PM so no sleep was lost. We chose a room in the rear because some reviews noted noise from the street out front. I suppose in a resort area you're going to get a certain amount of noise regardless of room location. The Inn is within walking distance of most of the better restaurants in Oak Bluffs. We walked everywhere or took the island bus and had no difficultly seeing everything we wanted to see on Martha Vineyard. I enjoyed the stay at Dockside and hope to return one day.

Room Tip: We stayed in the rear on the second floor and these seemed like the best choice for minimal noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Caleb_Caldwell, Owner at The Dockside Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
We really value this guest's comments and we're glad that they found so many things to appreciate about the Dockside Inn; 5 full circles on 5 of 6 categories! It doesn't get much better than that. We would like to add just a note of clarification to this review, however. We have a large and very sunny lounging room that we refer to as The Solarium that is always stocked with lots of free goodies: two Keurig coffee machines, apples, bananas, oranges, granola bars, chips, pretzels, ice cream sandwiches and popsicles, yogurt, oatmeal, and a free gumball and malted milk ball machine. And yes, we put out some cut up pastries in the morning. However, we never advertise this as "breakfast", nor "continental breakfast", and we take pains to never call ourselves a "Bed and Breakfast", We know that some guests arrive unaware that we do not offer breakfast, and fortunately for us we have many restaurants, including three terrific breakfast restaurants, within just a block or two of the Dockside Inn.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Dockside in late September 2013. Everything about the hotel was great. It is a smaller more intimate place so the guests get plenty of attention. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the harbor. Outside our room was the front porch with comfy rockers and a great view. There is a refreshment room filled with snacks and drink at no charge. Every recommendation the front desk gave me was terrific. It's a great and convenient place to stay

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: The Dockside Inn
Address: 9 Circuit Ave Extension, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get Away & Play. The Dockside Inn is Oak Bluffs hospitality & elegance at its best - built in 1989, the hotel has the conveniences of a new modern facility including 22 regular guest rooms. All rooms have Queen beds - some with two. All feature air conditioning, cable TV, in-room refrigerators, and free WiFi. All rooms are comfortably furnished for your vacation. Our location on the Oak Bluffs Harbor is just steps from restaurants, boutiques, beaches, boating, ferries, buses and so much more! ... more   less 
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